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Hiking Adventure in Provence by Annette at Minute by Minute Traveller

April 11, 2018 Facebook Page Twitter Page
I felt that the hikes made the trip so unique.
I felt that the hikes made the trip so unique.

Hi Annette,

You recently explored Provence, what did you find most unique about this trip?

My trip to Provence was a hiking trip that I did with three women friends. We didn’t realize how varied the terrain would be. It was quite mountainous. We also loved how quiet it was in October.

Why is this place a good spot for hiking?

Provence is a great combination of hiking trails, country roads, vineyards and charming towns. You get to experience a little bit of everything.

Did you face any challenges while hiking or getting to Provence?

On our first day of hiking we encountered hunters along the trails. They were not supposed to be there but we didn’t know and they yelled at us to change our route. Luckily there were some other hikers who were familiar with the hiking trails and we were able to join them on a different route. It was beautiful but ended up being a very challenging hike.

What was your favorite hiking trail or site that you visited and would recommend to others?

I loved the day we hiked to Les Baux de Provence. We walked through the town of Maussane where we were staying. From there we walked along the ridge of the Alpilles Mountains past a small chapel perched on the mountainside with beautiful views. Once we turned the corner the gorgeous ancient town of Les Baux came to view. The town is hilly and has small alleys with cafes and shops. We walked around and had lunch on a terrace overlooking the mountains.

What kind of impact did this experience have on your life?

Although I love travelling with my husband, I also really love travelling with women. There is nothing quite like it. It’s empowering. I felt that the hikes made the trip so unique. We were able to chat along the way but we also did some meditative and silent hikes which were very calming.

Did you have a secret spot where you would go to relax while in Provence?

I would love to go back to St.-Remy-de-Provence. It was a beautiful town and we stayed in the most lovely hotels (one at the beginning of our trip and another at the end of our trip). There is a great market on Wednesday’s. I think October is the perfect time to go because it is not crowded with tourists so you really get to enjoy the towns when they are quiet and the locals have more time.

Thank you Annette!

Interested in learning more? Check out her itinerary on wOndary as well as more on her profile and blog.

Ah, la Provence! ☀️🍷🥖⛰
Ah, la Provence! ☀️🍷🥖⛰
So much beauty in 'the land of the long white cloud'
So much beauty in 'the land of the long white cloud'